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Getting Organized in 2018

Getting Organized in 2018

By Maureen Feighan, The Detroit News There’s a reason professional organizer Jen Heard has taken graduate level psychology courses. If getting organized is tops on your New Year’s resolutions list, local organizers say putting simple systems in place to get organized — and stay organized — is a key to success. And always purge what […]

6 Great Tips to Keep Pipes From Freezing

6 Great Tips to Keep Pipes From Freezing

By Erin Eberlin Updated December 12, 2017 Cold temperatures can cause pipes to freeze. Many landlords are afraid they will get this call from a tenant during the winter months. There are, however, steps you can take to prevent this problem. Learn six tips to keep the pipes on your property from freezing. The Facts […]

Tips for buying or selling a house in the winter

Tips for buying or selling a house in the winter

By Jonathan Fox December 13, 2016 Winter can be a particularly challenging time to buy or sell a house. If you’ve spent a year or more in Washington, you are familiar with the seasonal swings we experience — from sweltering heat and humidity during the summer, to the dark and dreary days of winter. With […]

Top 10 real estate tips for the fall

Top 10 real estate tips for the fall

KATIE DOYLE @KATISLAFEVIS SEPTEMBER 12, 2017  in REAL ESTATE High demand and low interest rates continue to drive housing sales this month. While home prices for starter-to-midrange homes are pushing upward toward pre-recession peaks, especially in secondary markets, they’re stabilizing in higher-priced areas. Prognosticators see the robust markets of Seattle, Portland and Denver as this year’s top […]

Do’s and Don’ts for Buying and Selling a House

Do’s and Don’ts for Buying and Selling a House

Zillow CEO Spencer Rascoff explains. By Susie Gharib June 21, 2017 Summer tends to be the season for home buying and selling, but buyers beware. It’s a sellers market, at least according to Zillow CEO Spencer Rascoff. He says home prices are up and the number of homes for sale is in tight supply. Rascoff […]

To Buy or Rent a Home? Weighing Which Is Better

To Buy or Rent a Home? Weighing Which Is Better

Your Money By TARA SIEGEL BERNARD  APRIL 1, 2016 Rob Austin and his wife, Natalia, have a 10-month-old son, healthy incomes and plenty of cash in the bank for a down payment on a house. But they are happily renting a townhouse in Pasadena, Calif., with no plans to buy for now, given the frothy prices […]

5 Tips for Finding the Best Mortgage Lenders

STEVE NICASTRO June 30, 2017 When you buy a home, you’re in it for the long haul. You’ll have a mortgage payment for 15, 20 or 30 years, after all, so it’s smart to shop around to find the best mortgage lenders out there. Keep reading for tips on how to shop around.   How […]

How to Buy a Home with Good Resale Value

How to Buy a Home with Good Resale Value

By Elizabeth Weintraub Updated June 14, 2016 The time to think about selling your home is the day you buy a home. If you buy a home with good resale value, it should be fairly easy to sell if and when that time comes. But some home buyers never consider resale value when they buy. […]

What can I afford?

What can I afford?

Article from USBank.com Home affordability is about more than just how much you can borrow. You’ll also need to consider the up-front costs of buying a house, as well as the ongoing expenses of home ownership. Use our Home Affordability Calculator to start thinking through your options. How much mortgage can I afford to borrow? Your […]

30 Can’t-Miss Home Staging Tips from HGTV

30 Can’t-Miss Home Staging Tips from HGTV

Designed to Sell designer Lisa LaPorta shares some of her best home staging tips.Grimy bathroom walls are a major red flag to buyers. Here is an easy way to get rid of surface mold: Mix a spray bottle with one part water and one part bleach. Just spray it on the wall, and watch the […]